In 1875 the St. Petersburg music magazine Nouvellist commissioned Tchaikovsky to contribute 12 piano pieces, one for each month of the year. Although the composer evidently tossed them off with little... Continue Reading
John Luther Adams writes music that lacks any trace of human feeling. It is "process" music--cold, implacable, but often very beautiful in its way, as here. Become Ocean won a Pulitzer Prize, an award... Continue Reading
Its length--nearly 50 minutes--and size of performing forces--tenor soloist, choir, and orchestra--certainly qualify Herbert Howells' Stabat Mater as a significant work. And indeed the seven-movement ... Continue Reading
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